Micturition or Post-micturition Syncope: Here is what you should know
Syncope refers to the condition of fainting. Bladder syncope or micturition syncope indicates a condition of fainting during or immediately after urination.
This condition is more commonly noticed in men. Micturition syncope is responsible for more than 8% of all cases of fainting. (1)
- Can be self-diagnosed.
- Treatment options are available.
- Imaging and laboratory tests may be required.
- It can only be managed and controlled through proper diagnosis and treatment.
Although bladder syncope is not a serious medical condition, falling down can cause life-threatening injuries. The exact cause is unknown, but a doctor must be consulted to find out any underlying serious cause responsible for it.
- Following symptoms can be noticed before fainting:
- Dimmed or blurry vision
Self-care: Changing diet. Wearing support garments. Being careful, while standing up. Trying to urinate in a sitting position or as safely as possible. Keeping blood pressure and heart rate at check. Avoid alcohol.
Medication: Medicines may be recommended by a doctor to control high blood pressure, heart rate, chest pain, and other underlying conditions.
Specialists: For other concerns, consult a physician or syncope specialists. In some severe cases, the doctor may suggest to implant pacemaker to keep the heart rate in check. At mfine, you will receive a holistic treatment plan for optimum health.